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During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Weekly Leading Index Ticks Up


ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticked up to 146.7 from 146.3, leaving updated WLI growth virtually unchanged at 2.6%.   



For more on the cyclical outlook, please see links below for insights from our other forward-looking data that's been made public:

- download ECRI's "China Data Disappoints, As Expected"

- read ECRI's "Inflation Cycle Locked Into Downturn"

- read ECRI's "Why So Many (in the West) Are Pissed Off"

For a closer look at the performance of the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:

Click here to review ECRI’s track record, including member report excerpts.

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